Apply for the Early Childhood Educators (ECE) scholarship

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the Department of Higher Education (DHE) jointly offer this scholarship to help early educators increase their qualifications through a college degree.

Office of Student Financial Assistance (DHE)

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What you need for Apply for the Early Childhood Educators (ECE) scholarship

The scholarship provides financial assistance for you if you are a currently employed early education and care and afterschool and out of school time educator or provider enrolled in a certificate, associate, bachelor or master's degree program in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Family Studies, Child Care Administration or fields that directly name early child development and its specific areas of inquiry.

Before you apply for the scholarship, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The ECE Scholarship application is available on the Office of Student Financial Assistance's website.

You need to have an active Professional Quality Registry (PQR) number to apply for the scholarship. 

If you already have a PQR number and need assistance retrieving this number please contact EEC's help desk.

For more specific requirements for eligibility, please visit our ECE Scholarship eligibility page.

How to apply Apply for the Early Childhood Educators (ECE) scholarship

  1. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Create a MASSAid Student Portal account if you don't already have one.
  3. Complete the ECE Scholarship application in the MASSAid Student Portal system.

More info for Apply for the Early Childhood Educators (ECE) scholarship

Additional information about the ECE scholarship program can be found on the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website. OSFA has updates information on the award amounts, eligibility, and any other changes made to the scholarship.

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75 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148
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